Vegan And Broke

Simple Vegetable Soup

Cook Time: 20 – 30min

Costs: £5 serves 2

Region: Global

Difficulty: 1/5

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After browsing on YouTube and binging on a whole compilation of cooking videos, I came across Adam Ragusea’s simple vegetable soup. The recipe was both plant-based and cheap so here at Vegan and Broke this is perfect! This simple vegetable soup is based on his recipe with some of our very minor tweaks. This recipe is excellent because it makes use of any poor unfortunate veggies that you have laying around. It is the perfect recipe to avoid food wastage. This simple vegetable soup can be customised to your preference.


Nothing is healthier than having a bowl of boiled vegetables. Although as unappealing as this sounds, this recipe ensures you get all the benefits of the hearty veggies without them tasting bland. You may follow the recipe and notice that we haven’t added a lot of flavouring, we kept it simple with salt, pepper and garlic. The flavour comes from treating your vegetables with respect, allowing them to be cooked properly.


Wherever you are in the world, this recipe can be customised to the vegetables that are grown locally to you! Therefore, this recipe is not absolutely set in stone. You can add vegetables that are available to you or are seasonal. Take this recipe as a guideline for making many different yummy soups. 


This simple vegetable soup is far from complex. The beauty in the simplicity of this recipe is that it is just adding vegetables into a pot of boiling water. It’s really just that simple. It is a perfect lunch or dinner during busy workdays when you don’t know where all the time is going. A nutritious bowl of hot soup and the hardest part is just cutting the vegetables. It’s also an oil-free recipe if you decide not to add the olive oil at the end.


According to the Guardian, we in the UK throw about almost 6.7 million tonnes of food every year. As Brits, on average each household produces about £250 to £400 worth of food waste annually. So every little amount of food each individual can save can drastically reduce our collective waste. It will also have a knock-on effect on your wallet. This very simple vegetable soup is amazing for cutting back your food waste as you can practically use any of your vegetables as substitute ingredients. The cost will radically reduce when you purchase seasonal or discounted vegetables.

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  • 750 ml Water
  • Vegetables (add different vegetable on availability)
    • 2 Carrots
    • 1 Onion
    • ½ head of Broccoli
    • 300g Potatoes
    • 100g frozen peas
  • Finely minced garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • Veg Stock Cube (optional)


  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Peeler
  • Kettle (optional)


  1. Cut and peel all the vegetables into bite-size pieces.
  2. Bring water to a boil (use a kettle to make this step faster).
  3. Salt the water to ensure that the vegetables are flavoured within. Optional, add the veg stock cube.
  4. Add the longer cooking vegetables such as the onions, carrots and potatoes into the water.
  5. After 15 minutes, add the broccoli and garlic. (Little tip: when cutting the garlic, cut the cloves into half and remove the inner stems, this will reduce the sharp garlic flavour).
  6. Let the soup cook for another 3 minutes.
  7. Add the frozen peas at the end to lower the temperature so it is ready to enjoy. They will cook in the residual heat.
  8. Serve in bowls with some olive oil drizzled on top.


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Quick and Simple Vegetable Soup

This simple vegetable soup is far from complex. The beauty in the simplicity of this recipe is that it is just adding vegetables into a pot of boiling water. It's really just that simple.

Type: Soup

Cuisine: Global

Keywords: Vegan soup, winter, hot soup, vegetable soup, healthy dinner, 5 a day

Recipe Yield: 2 servings

Preparation Time: PT10M

Cooking Time: PT20M

Total Time: PT30M

Recipe Ingredients:

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